Schools invited to visit Auschwitz by HET
The Holocaust Educational Trust (HET) has released its 2013 spring schedule for its Lessons from Auschwitz Project (LfA).
Established in 1999, the Lessons from Auschwitz Project offers two post-16 students from every school and college in the country the chance to further their understanding and knowledge of the Holocaust.
The four-part course includes a one day visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau, which gives participants the chance to see first hand the site where over a million people were murdered by the Nazis.
The HET will run nine courses from February to May 2013 departing from across England and Wales. There will also be two separate courses in June, run exclusively for teachers.
Prior to their one day visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau, participants will attend an Orientation seminar where they will hear testimony from a Holocaust survivor and prepare for the emotional trip ahead.
To complete the course, the LfA Project holds a follow-up seminar for participants and they will then design a ‘Next Steps’ project, to enable them to pass on what they have learnt to their fellow students and wider community.
HET chief executive Karen Pollock MBE said: “For many schools, the Lessons from Auschwitz project has become a hugely important part of the curriculum, not just for the participants themselves, but because they subsequently pass on this profoundly transformative experience to their peers.
“It is through these young people that we will ensure that the Holocaust is never forgotten and that its lessons are truly learnt, disseminated and acted upon.”
Following the visits, students become ambassadors for Holocaust education in their own communities, raising awareness of the past and challenging prejudice and racism today.
Teachers interested in registering their school to take part in one of these courses should email@example.com including the name and location of their school or college.
For further information on the Lessons from Auschwitz Project, please click here.